On June 9, Ji Binchang, Vice Governor of Shandong Province, met with Hu Zhirong, Chairman of International Young Leaders Club & Kaixinrong Group, Jason Xiang, Founder of Sino-European Manufacturing Club and CEO of Kylin Spirits Group in Zibo. They had an in-depth exchange of views on the participation of foreign capital in the Government-Oriented Industry Guidance Fund, Sino-European Smart Manufacturing Industrial Park, the China National Exhibition of Inventions and the Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for International Overseas Chinese.
Mr. Hu firstly congratulated the success of the Shangdong-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Fair and said that in the past decade or so, Shandong had made great contributions in international trade and created a good atmosphere for enterprises to develop globally. His organizations, referred to International Young Leaders Club and Kaixinrong Group, would also seize the great opportunity to strengthen and promote relevant project cooperation.
Mr. Xiang said the Sino-European Manufacturing Club would focus on integrating high-quality foreign investment to establish advantageous industry-guided investment fund with local governments in the next five years. So far, SEMC had already set up strategic cooperation with a number of well-known European family enterprises and financial institutions. At the same time, Shandong, as a major province of alcohol liquor, had a long history of liquor culture and an abundant category of alcohol products, which coincides with Kylin Spirits Group's mission: the internationalization of Chinese Baijiu. Kylin would actively promote the exchange and cooperation of related cultures and industries in the future.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Hong Kong will focus on seizing development opportunities, leveraging the advantages of the "one country, two systems" system and accelerating its integration into the overall development of China. There is no better period than now to promote deeper cooperation between Hong Kong and Shangdong. In 2020, Shandong utilized Hong Kong capital up to US$13.52 billion with an increase of 22.8% year-on-year. Moreover, the amount of capital from Hong Kong had been accounted for 76.6% of the total foreign investment introduced by Shangdong. The actual trade volume of import and export with Hong Kong was US$35.53 billion, an increase of 34.4% year-on-year.
Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the efforts of the Shandong Provincial Government, tremendous changes and promising achievements have occurred in China, Shandong and Zibo. Considering the great development potential of Zibo, it is expected to further deepen the friendly cooperation and exchanges between enterprises and governments in various fields, push the relationship forward continuously, and work together to achieve greater and better development.
Ma Xiaolei, Mayor of Zibo City, Song Zhenbo, member of the Standing Committee of the Zibo Municipal Committee, Zong Zhijian, Secretary General of the Municipal Government, Zhao Feilong, Chairman of Guangdong Kaixinrong Investment Co., Ltd. and Xue Xiaozhen, Chairman of Beijing Kaixinrong Investment Co., Ltd. also attended the symposium.